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Micro Center: AMD Ryzen 5 3600XT and Gigabyte B450M DS3H Motherboard Bundle $252.98

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Awesome deal if you have a Micro Center nearby. My local Cambridge, MA location is showing 10+ in stock:

https://www.microcenter.com/produ...ard-bundle

This is now $20 cheaper than a few days ago. In addition, other "cheap" motherboard bundles available too:

ASUS B450 M-A/CSM Prime - $259.98
https://www.microcenter.com/produ...ard-bundle

Gigabyte B450 Aorus M - $ 269.98
https://www.microcenter.com/produ...ard-bundle
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Must be trying to clear out the B450 motherboards, by almost giving them away.
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Realtek chips for everyone!
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thats a decent deal. only if microcenter can start shipping, they could make so much more money
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Must be trying to clear out the B450 motherboards, by almost giving them away.
Funny to see the words "clear out" when referring to computer components these days, when there's such a shortage across the board Smilie
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Its a $50 combo discount for XT CPUs and any mobos, you don't have to get a low end one. Other CPUs are $20 combo discount. Basically net result is you pay $180 for 3600XT, or could pay $160 for 3600X, or $140 for 3600, assuming you are buying a mobo with it. I havent seen the mobo shortage at MC they are pretty well stocked though there arent many deals to be had on mobos themselves.
Asus X570-P is pretty decent at $150, or Asus X570 TUF for $190 for a better VRM configuration.
The question is whether XT is worth a $40 premium over vanilla 3600, Id say no unless you like to tinker / overclock since the XT is a higher bin.

Edit: prices have changed on old 3600s. 3600=$150, 3600X=$180, after discount. This means 3600X costs same as XT so no reason to buy it, and $30 premium over vanilla. Could be worth it if you want that slight boost in single core performance.
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Must be trying to clear out the B450 motherboards, by almost giving them away.
Is this generation getting replaced soon?
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Is this generation getting replaced soon?
B550 motherboards were recently introduced.
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Is this generation getting replaced soon?
B550 is what you want for a little bit of future proofing.
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Has mobo manufacturers released which of their B450 models will be getting the bios support for next zen3 cpus??

I feel like there's too much risk buying B450 at this point in time..unless you don't plan on upgrading to zen3 i guess.
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Some things to keep in mind with B450/X470 boards:

No PCIe Gen 4 support (hopefully obvious, but I said it anyway)
Only the top 16x slot and the top m.2 slot are PCIe gen 3
Any other m.2 or PCIe slots are PCIe gen 2.

With B550, those additional slots are PCIe gen 3 and the top slots are gen 4
With X570, all slots are gen 4

Now, you are limited to number of PCIe lanes that will certainly be fewer than what seems to be available (except on itx boards) but if you want a fast SECOND NVMe drive, keep in mind that PCIe gen 2 will be half the bandwidth as 3. Still about 3x faster than SATA... but not as fast as it could be.

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I bought that motherboard (DS3H) late last year for $60 + tax at Amazon.
https://slickdeals.net/e/13600858-gigabyte-b450m-ds3h-am4-micro-atx-amd-motherboard-59-99?src=SiteSearchV2_SearchBarV2Algo1
I'd recommend it except for its lack of sys fan headers. Okay if you get a case fan set with a hub.
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thats a decent deal. only if microcenter can start shipping, they could make so much more money
These deals are done so that you buy an entire system from them. They would lose money shipping door busters lmao
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B550 is what you want for a little bit of future proofing.
Not happening unless you're doing massive video editing or something requiring high data transfer. Don't waste money on the B550 when this upcoming CPU release is the last one to be compatible with it. Just get a B450.
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Must be trying to clear out the B450 motherboards, by almost giving them away.
Are they being discontinued?
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